Each SCA faculty member has worked, or is currently working, in the media arts.

Professor David Balkan teaches advanced
screenwriting and production.

Students at the School of Cinematic Arts, work hand-in-hand with faculty who are celebrated filmmakers, game designers, media makers, and scholars whose careers and work have garnered the highest accolades of their field: Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, NAACP Leadership Awards, the Humanitas Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, D.I.C.E. Awards, and many others.

Award-winning "Forrest Gump" was directed by
Robert Zemeckis, USC Widney Professor.

SCA faculty are also members of the most influential professional organizations, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Writers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, the American Society of Cinematographers, and the Higher Education Video Game Alliance. Faculty members actively organize and contribute to journals, conventions, events, and discussions to further society's appreciation and understanding of the cinematic arts. Most important, as actively working media professionals, faculty won't just be instructing and inspiring students in how to create content. They will also consider students as collaborators.